(Royston, UK--September 3, 2012) IDS Products, the leading developer of intelligent display systems, will launch the IDS Content Manager on Stand 7:G16 at IBC 2012. The IDS Content Manager is a web browser-based application that enables the user to ingest, control and distribute content – including video, stills, URLs, texts and numerical values - for display anywhere on an IDS network.
Originally designed to meet the needs of a major UK radio station, Content Manager is the latest enhancement to the IDS display and control system, providing a range of functions including the provision of a user interface for entering and distributing dynamic text messaging, video clips or still images to specific IDS screens within a facility’s studios or production areas; ingest and distribution of video clips or stills to designated IDS displays; and managing the appearance and functionality of ‘soft’ switches on IDS touchscreens. The application also offers multiple login password protection with assignable access rights.
In addition IDS will demonstrate multiple displays and touch screen controls, as well as IDS SQ interface devices including DMX, Noise (SPL) Monitoring and IR control. Visitors to Stand 7:G16 (Global Distribution’s stand) will also see IDS displays managing the dynamic signage around the stand.
Colin Judge, Director, IDS Products, said, “Our products are all borne out of real-world customer requirements and our design team is adept at developing features on request that can then be implemented on a wider scale. We are pleased to introduce IDS Content Manager to the IBC audience and to demonstrate the adaptability of the IDS system.”
In the past, clocks, count-downs, tally lights and many other control and display elements required cumbersome individual units, often built into expensive, handcrafted enclosures. IDS replaces all that and more. It's a neat, versatile management system consisting of IDS Core (configuration software) and various hardware devices (IDS SQuid, IDS Remora, IDS Touchscreen and PoE Accessories and Lamps), that have been developed for today's broadcast installations. It uses Ethernet LAN/WAN to synchronise, monitor and control existing station equipment, delivering dynamic critical information to networked display devices throughout any organisation.
With IDS installed customers have the ability to control remote networked devices using industry-standard interfaces, create branded screen layouts that could include video streams, URLs, multiple clocks, indicator lamps, alarms, status alerts and RSS and, configure theirsystem to deliver all of that dynamic information to a standard, off-the-shelf display product situated anywhere over their IDS network.